Owner of Limo That Crashed and Killed 20 May Have Helped FBI Foil a Terror Plot

The owner of the limo that crashed and killed 20 people in Schoharie, New York, on Saturday may be a former FBI informant who helped foil a terror plot in 2009.

Prestige Limousine owner Shahed Hussain has “the same name and address as that of a former informant for the FBI who has testified in two prominent terrorism cases,” The New York Times reported.

Hussain could face criminal charges after a limo he owned careened through an intersection and into a parked car, killing all 17 passengers, the driver and two pedestrians.

“The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road,” Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

New York state police said they believe the owner, a Pakistani immigrant, is currently outside of the United States, reported The Times.

Police have spoken with one of Hussain’s sons, according to a state law enforcement official cited by The Times.

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